In an introduction to the basics of Startup Development Process, speakers provides insight into the key steps needed to build a successful startup.

This panel discusses how to rapidly develop and test ideas by gathering massive amounts of customer and marketplace feedback. Many startups fail by not validating their ideas early on with real-life customers. In order to mitigate that,  speakers will talk about how to get out of the building and search for the real pain points and unmet needs of customers. Only with these can the entrepreneur find a proper solution and establish a suitable business model.

Building a startup is not simply building an execution plan for a business model that the entrepreneur thinks will work, but rather, a search for the actual business model itself.



James Cao | 曹宇 (Moderator)

James Cao | 曹宇 (Moderator)

James Cao is the Co-founder and CTO of Skelmet Inc. My co-founder, Rain, and I were award-winner of Forbes 30 under 30 (2018) for our contribution in the advanced mass-customization system based on 3D scanning and 3D printing. We offer customer true custom-fit sports sunglasses and goggles as a premium brand. And we also work with hospitals and medical research institute creating custom-fit wearable medical equipment. Our company also entered the HAX Growth accelerator program and MassChallenge Incubator. As the inventor of this technology, I'm an expert in parametric modeling and design automation, as well as 3d human data processing.

Spin Wang  -   Co-founder of TetraScience

Spin Wang - Co-founder of TetraScience

Spin Wang is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of TetraScience, a Boston based cloud technology company that provides Data Integration Platform for Life Science R&D. Cornell Engineering Physics and MIT EECS. Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science.

Yan Liu | 刘延丰  -   CEO and Co-Founder of TVision

Yan Liu | 刘延丰 - CEO and Co-Founder of TVision

Yan Liu is CEO and Co-Founder of TVision - the leader in TV attention measurement pioneering the way brands, their agencies, and TV networks determine the true value of their video content an advertising. The company’s core technology uses patented computer vision algorithms, audio content recognition, and deep learning, to passively measure person-level engagement with video content. Yan co-founded TVision while earning his MBA at MIT. Prior to TVision, Yan started and managed Yo-ren, a leading digital marketing agency in China. Before that, Yan worked at McKinsey in Tokyo. He was born in China and grew up in both Japan and China, and currently resides with his wife and son.

Yide Alan Jiang  -   Chief Strategy Officer of XtalPi

Yide Alan Jiang - Chief Strategy Officer of XtalPi

Yide Alan Jiang is the Chief Strategy Officer, Board Director of XtalPi. is responsible for company's strategy development including identification of growth opportunities, strategic planning and execution.  His early tenure at Genzyme was in disease biology research focusing on oncology and genetic diseases.  Following Sanofi’s acquisition of Genzyme in 2011, Dr. Jiang was appointed as liaison and director of Asia R&D Strategy of the Sanofi-Genzyme R&D Center and in that capacity, he was responsible for the development of Genzyme Asia/China R&D strategy and led cross-functional R&D external collaborations and projects in Asia.